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Adnams

Sole Bay Brewery East Green | Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
+44 1502 727225
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We were greeted by a strident voice asking "And you are?" in a very unwelcoming way.

Having been so poorly greeted we decided not to follow the tour with such an unpleasant person in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CaravannersDandK
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Fantastic tour

Went here for a tour of the brewery. Everything about it was great. The price for starters is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David H
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For those of you who have yet to visit our distillery in Southwold, you are in for a treat! Tour tickets are only £20 per person (over 18s only) which includes a tutored tasting and a little something to take home. The distillery contains all the equipment needed to create a "grain to glass" product taking local barley, wheat and oats. The tour demonstrates the highly precise intricacies of micro distilling and small batch process, as well as the creativity too. You'll be able to taste the house recipes, which we've carefully crafted from a lot of practice from the team. The tour takes approximately 1 hour and is followed by a tutored tasting which takes around 30 minutes. Don't forget to ask about our 'Make your own gin' experiences!
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Sole Bay Brewery East Green | Sole Bay Brewery, Southwold IP18 6JW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having been so poorly greeted we decided not to follow the tour with such an unpleasant person in charge. That is possibly our loss but the brewery need to train their staff to be more personableMore

Thank CaravannersDandK
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Julie F, Tours Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am very sorry you did not receive the welcome you expected. Our guides are very personable, so this is quite unusual. When visitors arrive for a tour, we check them off on a register and I can only assume that this was not communicated...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a tour of the brewery. Everything about it was great. The price for starters is a bargain. Nikki, our guide throughout was brilliant. She showed so much passion and had so much pride in her work, which made the whole thing really...More

Thank David H
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Julie F, Tour Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. I am glad you had fun. I will pass your kind comments on to Nicki. We hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy your beers. Cheers!

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Great shop, excellent range of beers (obviously) but also very special range of wines and gins! Not to mention lovely gifts. The coffee shop offering a variously hot and cold drinks and food is really good too. Not just basic food but some good unusual...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked the tour of the brewery during a visit to the town. Both of us like a beer and after this very informative and interesting trip we now know a bit more of what goes into getting a beer in front...More

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Julie F, Tour Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our brewery tour. I am glad you enjoyed the visit. I will pass on your comments to Zoe. Come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

After having visited the Guinness Brewery in Dublin recently my expectations were particularly low (that was more like something you’d find in a theme park in Florida), however the Adnams tour turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever attended. What an honour...More

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Julie F, Tour Manager at Adnams, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review of our brewery tour. I have passed your kind comments on to Ross. We love to hear what people think and you have given a really good sense of what we offer here at Adnams. Thank you...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

What a fantastic tour of the old brewery, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the tour was informative of the brewing history of Adnams and Southwold and hoe it has modernised to keep up with the times and increase production, while remaining in Southwold...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We visited the Brewery in the morning and Gin distillery in the afternoon. Nikki was our Tour guide. She was very informative and full of enthusiasm, obviously loves her job and is proud of her place of work. This came across well and was very...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Thanks to a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter I and my husband went on the Distillery Tour at Adnams and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. After the fascinating and informative behind the scenes tour we ended with a taster...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time on the Distillery Tour with Nikki, very interesting and enjoyed the bar at the end!

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We visited Adnams for the Gin Tour on a freezing cold Saturday. Be aware that there is no production to view over the weekend so a weekday visit is advised if you want to see everything in action. Our tour guide was witty and informative...More

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